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Old 02-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #21
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Re: What strength program to follow?

Did I miss why you only have a certain amount of time at your gym? And how's your form?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #22
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Re: What strength program to follow?

I can only afford two months as of now but I'm really trying to get my dad started on crossfit and hopefully if he likes it he'll join and pay for a few more months for me. I can't be 100% sure my form is fine but I've read a lot and watched lots of videos before going to the gym. I also asked a few of the muscle heads there and they said they saw nothing wrong.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #23
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #24
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I like to think I'm taking care of nutrition and rest. I do my best to eat healthy all day long and drink as much milk as I can, and I get a good 8 or 9 hour sleep every night. What do you think I should do if I do stall out early? Could it be that I am starting with too much weight?
Well yeah, if you start out too heavy you may stall out early, but as long as you keep the jumps to 5lbs per workout you should be able to keep it up for awhile. If you do hit a stalling point, just do a 10% reset like they explain in the SS book.


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I can only afford two months as of now but I'm really trying to get my dad started on crossfit and hopefully if he likes it he'll join and pay for a few more months for me. I can't be 100% sure my form is fine but I've read a lot and watched lots of videos before going to the gym. I also asked a few of the muscle heads there and they said they saw nothing wrong.
They may or may not know what good form looks like. Post some video on here in the digital coaching form and you can get feedback.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:51 PM   #25
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Re: What strength program to follow?

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Save up and buy one of those 300lb Olympic Barbell Plate sets (not bumpers) at your local sports store. Usually go for around 200 bucks. Make some ghetto concrete wood squat stands and call it good.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #26
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Play It Again also usually has great deals on weight sets.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #27
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That's a bad sign. The first few workouts shouldn't feel too difficult--if you are already struggling to grind out your 3x5s you'll probably stall prematurely. Make sure you're doing some mobility work and eating plenty, the good thing about being young is that your body is primed for growth and recovery if you do things right.
If you haven't done focused strength work in a while (or ever) that first week will kill you. I started GSLP at 95# after a 7 month break from all lifting... I was sore for a week though I had squatted 235# right before taking the break.

My father in law was recovering from a horrible accident/hip surgery and he had more mobility than I did for a few days.
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Agreed--I've had awful DOMS after my first squat day following even just a week off from training, but the OP seemed to be indicating that he felt wiped out right after finishing the workout. Big difference there.
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